As a CHI Fellow in 2015-16, I conducted a large-scale text analysis project centered on the Armed Services Editions, a collection of ~1,500 novels repurposed for American soldiers during WWII, in order to analyze the politics of literary form; I hope to return to this project, potentially expanding it into a book that uses computational methods to consider the ASE alongside other state-sponsored public literacy programs at midcentury. I’m thrilled to be a returning Senior Fellow in 2017-18; I plan to return to the ASE, though much of my time will be dedicated to Measuring Literary Novelty.

 

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